Dictionary.com

acme

[ ak-mee ]
/ ˈæk mi /
Save This Word!

noun
the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of acme

First recorded in 1560–70, from Greek akmḗ “point, highest point, extremity”

OTHER WORDS FROM acme

ac·mic [ak-mik], /ˈæk mɪk/, ac·mat·ic [ak-mat-ik], /ækˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH acme

acme , acne
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use acme in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for acme

acme
/ (ˈækmɪ) /

noun
the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak

Word Origin for acme

C16: from Greek akmē
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK